Extragonadal germ cell tumour: Primary yolk sac tumour of the maxillary sinus
Mohd Hazmi MOHAMED, Arvin BALACHANDRAN, Mohd Razif MOHAMMAD YUNUS
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Epistaxis in children is a common presentation, mainly due to local causes. The most common causes are due to inflammatory disease, infections and trauma. A small percentage of epistaxis in children can be caused by tumour whereby the differential diagnosis includes juvenile nasoangiofibroma and rhabdomyosarcoma. We report the case of a 2-year-old child who had presented with intermittent epistaxis that was later diagnosed to be secondary to a yolk sac tumour of the maxillary sinus.
Keywords: epistaxis, yolk sac tumour, germ cell tumour
Correspondence author: Mohd Hazmi MOHAMED, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical Faculty, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Yaacob Latif, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Brunei Int Med J. 2013; 9 (2): 122-125